27 April 2018


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30th April – 4th May – Science week (information sent via Parentmail)

Wednesday – Towers teachers will be bringing some small animals and mini-beasts. Please inform your child’s teacher if your child has an allergy or fear.

Thursday 3rd 2.30pm or 5.30pm SATs meeting for year 2 parents in hall.  Toys will be available to occupy younger siblings in the hall.
Friday 4th Year R birthday assembly for birthdays in April parents invited from 9.05am
Monday 7th Bank Holiday
Thursday 10th Year 1 trip to Dover Castle (letters to follow)
Friday 11th Owl assembly
Thursday 17th/Friday 18th Caterlink menu change. Battered Fish and Chips will be served on the 17thinstead of Friday 18th (see below) and the Thursday menu of Chicken Korma will be served on Friday.
Friday 18th Starfish assembly

The royal wedding celebration – children can wear red white and blue for a donation of £1.  There will be other events, including a raffle for children during the week.

2pm- Choir event at WI hall – letters to follow. Parents to join children and collect from the WI hall.

Monday 21st


3.15pm Friends AGM meeting – this will summarise the successful year the Friends have had and will be time to appoint committee members for next year.  Please come along and find out more about what the Friends and how you could help! Toys available in the hall for children.
Thursday 24th 6pm Welcome evening for parents of children starting EYFS in September
Friday 25th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in May invited 9.05am
May Half Term Holiday 28th May to 1st June

 Holiday Club available at Kingsnorth School (letters sent home in book bags)

Monday 11th – Friday 15th Year 2 transition week – children will spend the week preparing for their next steps on to year 3 – more details to follow
Friday 15th Dolphin assembly
Tuesday 19th Sports Day – option 1. If wet Sports Day will take place on Thursday 21st
Friday 22nd Fox assembly
Friday 29th Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in June invited 9.05am
Monday 2nd Inset Day
Friday 6th Squirrel assembly
Friday 13th Turtle assembly
Friday 21st Birthday assembly, all parents of children with birthdays in July invited 9.05am


Weekly school attendance Days missed across the school

this week

Best class attendance for the week Overall attendance for the year









  Reading award Active award Star of the week Star table Feet on Friday
 Penguin Catalina Harvey & Evie Kayden Noah Annabelle
Polar Bear Henry Tegen & Angeal Sienna Lilia-Mae Bledion
Snow Leopard Rosie William & Rayna Joshua Lexie Lexie
Dolphin Grayson Isabelle & Manni Mia Grayson Nita
Star Fish Riley Daisy & Jake Lola Lesley Etty
Turtle Henry Ellie & Oliver B Sophie Oliver B Ella
Fox Sophie Edison & Gracey Wilhelmina Harley Shane
Squirrel Jacques Henry & Stephanie Dylan Oscar Maddi
Owl Juliet Oliver & Julia Amelia Arafat Amelia
Bonus Coin Winner Of The Week –   Snow Leopard


What we’ve been up to………

Wow what we week we have had in EYFS! We began our week by reading the story of the Bog Baby which led us to thinking about what different animals need to keep safe and healthy. During our literacy lessons we made our own posters to inform others so that they too could help to look after the animals in our environment! In Maths we have been continuing our learning of number by trying really hard to recognise the teen numbers and count out the required amount. Please consolidate these at home as we are finding these a little tricky especially remembering that the 1 goes first! We were really lucky to have a visit on Wednesday from Mrs Hodge (some of you may remember her as she was a teacher at our school before leaving to spend more time with her family). She came in to teach us a new art skill. We learnt how to make wax resist paintings. Pop into the hall as some of these are on display! Of course we have also been buzzing this week due to the school trip to Tyland Barn. As I am writing this though we have not yet been so look out for some further details on what we did next week! 

In Year 1 we have found learning about the Battle of Hastings really interesting. We have re-enacted the battle on the field and written our own comic strips for what the different people may have said. In Design and Technology we have started creating our drawbridges following our design ideas. We had to think carefully about which materials would be best and how to create the moving mechanism. In Maths we have started to explore multiplication through learning about arrays. We have created equal rows and amounts and represented our calculations through drawings, part-part-whole and repeated addition sentences. During our Religious Education learning, we explored different Christian artefacts that we may find in a church. We also prepared questions which we would like to ask the Vicar next week when we visit the church. 

In Year 2this week we have been busy writing poetry, we were inspired by the story of Alice in Wonderland and have written a shape poem and rhyming poem. We had some amazing ideas! In Maths we have used directional language when describing how an object has moved e.g. left, right, up, down, clockwise and anti-clockwise. We recapped multiplication and division, then applied these in problems showing our reasoning. In RE we have continued to discuss the importance of sacred books, discussing the Christian meaning behind the story of the Lost Sheep. In Computing we have begun to learn about emails. Mrs Kent emailed us with a mystery of finding out who had moved the chocolate cake in the staff room! Our challenge is to follow clues in her emails and reply to her with our ideas. We must remember how to be safe whilst using emails! In PE we have continued our tennis skills, practising hitting a ball a small distance for our partner to catch.

Shelves needed

As mentioned last week the Friends are very happy with their new shed but now need some shelves inside to store their resources and uniform.  If anybody has any spare shelving/ suitable wood, please let one of the Friends or the school office know.  Thank you

Downs View Infant School Parent and Toddler Group

Monday Afternoons Term Time In Puppies Room 1:15 – 2.45pm

£1.00 per family All welcome!

Come and join us for lots of fun, a healthy snack and a sing along

Mini Beast Theme – bug craft each week and ….

14th May  –   Bug story Time

21st May  –   Bug sign and rhyme

4th June    –  Children Centre bug session

11th June   –   Play dough bugs

18th June  –   Decorating bug biscuits

25th June –   Mini bug assault course

2nd July –     Hide and seek bugs

9th July –      Bug hunt

16th July –     Bug ball (party)

Holiday Club

Kent Play Clubs are holding a Mad Science Holiday Club from Tuesday 29thMay until Friday 1stJune at Kingsnorth School, £20 per day or £10 per half day. More information from Vanessa West 07749 280043.


In the Community……

LOOK – GARDEN OPEN DAY Sunday 20thMay 2018 1-5pm

Given a SILVER AWARD by Kent Wildlife Trust in their

“Wild About Gardens” scheme.

We are opening our garden at 286 Canterbury Road, Kennington TN24 9QN

All money raised to: SSAFA – Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association.

ENTRANCE: £5 p.p  Under 12’s free

Refreshments included

Wildlife Garden, Formal Garden, Alpine Garden